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Australia call up Liverpool and England Under-21 defender Brad Smith

Australia to play Belgium and Saudi Arabia Robbie Kruse returns from injury<p>The England Under-21 defender Brad Smith has been called into the Australia squad for their friendlies against Belgium and Saudi Arabia.<p>Smith, who is currently on loan at Swindon Town from Liverpool, was born in Australia …

IPC Athletics: ‘I can still win when it matters’ - Aled Davies

<b>Aled Sion Davies says he can 'still win when it matters' after collecting a gold medal in the F42 shot put at the IPC European Championships on Thursday.</b><p>Davies had to settle for silver in the F42/F44 discus at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last month.<p>But the 23-year-old beat German Frank …

Gymnastics

The birth of Disney's dark ride

Disney’s darkest dark ride, the Haunted Mansion, finally opened to the public on August 9, 1969, though Walt had started formal development of the …

Dreamy Portraits of Flower Wreath-Wearing Pit Bulls Challenge the Stereotypes Surrounding the Breed

Pit Bulls, more so than most other breeds, are subjected to a great deal of prejudice and misrepresentation. Granted, there are times when said …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Creativity

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

Inside The Making Of The New “Dungeons & Dragons”

A 40-year tradition of fantasy gaming wants to claim back its throne.<p>My 11-year-old niece is filling out her character sheet because I’ve suckered her into trying <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> for the first time. It’s the preeminent fantasy role-playing game in which a group of friends don characters like …

Pictures of the Week 8.14.14

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker<p>Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about …

Exciting Arrangements of Food Suspended in Mid-Air

Rather than arranging foods from one recipe into perfectly aligned rows of ingredients, German artist Nora Luther created this exciting collection where the items burst into the air in an organized chaos. Created in cooperation with Pavel Becker, <i>Recipes</i> is a series of deliciously presented foods in …

Furniture

Gritty Black and White Photos Capture the Dynamic Energy of Tokyo's Streets

Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki captures the dynamic energy of Tokyo in his gritty, black and white street photos. With a background in law at the prestigious Waseda University, Suzuki didn't start pursuing photography until 2008, but his striking images showcase his natural talent at …

Photography